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Posted on: December 10, 2015

[ARCHIVED] City to celebrate southside tree planting

For Immediate Release
Date: December 10, 2015

WHAT: City leaders will join private developers to help plant the last of 29 live oaks in the White Bluff Road median as part of a public-private partnership to green the southside.

WHEN: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16

WHERE: The median in front of the White Bluff United Methodist Church, 11911 White Bluff Road.

WHO: The event will be hosted by District 6 Alderman Tony Thomas, who will be joined by City staff and representatives from Walmart and landscaping company Hutton.

WHY: Alderman Thomas and staff negotiated the tree planting with developers to mitigate the loss of trees being removed for traffic signal and roadway improvements made to make way for a new Walmart on Abercorn Street. The agreement included the planting of 29 live oaks off-site in the median, as well as 328 new trees and 933 shrubs planted on the Walmart property.

Wednesday’s event will include tree planting work and a ceremonial golden shovel ceremony.

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